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FYWS Instructor Toolkit - Working With the Library

The Library's FYWS Resources

Your subject librarian will be in touch to schedule the library session for your FYWS seminar. Generally they will contact you by no later than two weeks before classes start and again two weeks after classes have begun if the session has not yet been scheduled.

You are always welcome to contact your librarian or schedule a session through the FYWS Request Form

 

Dept/Program

Get in Touch with Your Librarian

AMER

Melinda Brown

ANTH

Ramona Romero

ARTS

Yvonne Boyer

ASIA

Yuh-Fen Benda

BSCI

Honora Eskridge

CLAS

Ramona Romero

CMST

Frank Lester

ECON

Sue Widmer

ENGL

Ramona Romero

GER

Sue Widmer

HART

Yvonne Boyer

HIST

Jason Schultz 

ITAL

Yvonne Boyer

JS

Sue Widmer 

MATH

Honora Eskridge

MHS

Pam Morgan 

MUSL

Sara Manus 

PHIL

Ramona Romero 

PHYS

Honora Eskridge 

PORT

Paula Covington 

PSCI

Frank Lester 

PSY

David Golann

RLST

Chris Benda/Bobby Smiley

RUSS

Sue Widmer 

SOC

Pam Morgan 

SPAN

Paula Covington 

THTR

Ramona Romero

WGS

Melinda Brown

The subject librarian who teaches the library session for your FYWS course will create a Research Guide for you and your students to work with both in and out of the library session.

If there is material you would like to have highlighted on the guide, talk with the subject librarian so s/he may incorporate it.

Here's a list of recent FYWS Research Guides:

One requirement of the First Year Writing Program is that all seminars shall:

"[A]ll seminars shall introduce first-year students to literature research, including library and database orientation, experience with critical evaluation of the validity, relevance, and significance of source material obtained through literature searches, and instruction regarding the proper citation of source materials."

Librarians work with FYWS instructors to develop a session that addresses some components of this requirement.

For more information, please see:

Syllabus Requirements for Writing Courses under AXLE (Revised May, 2015 - PDF)

Schedule a FYWS Library Session

How do I schedule my library session?

Please request a session at least 2 weeks in advance of your desired date and by mid-semester so we might best accommodate your scheduling request.

When is the best time during the semester to schedule a library session?

It's best to schedule the library session when students are thinking about their assignment. Depending on the type of assignment, this is generally within 2-3 weeks of the due date.